Kay Brothers

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"Established in 1890, Kay Brothers is the oldest winery in McLaren Vale still in founding family hands. Kay's are specialist traditional red wine makers utilising grapes from our own 22-hectare Amery Vineyard. The grape varieties grown are Shiraz (including the 1892 Block 6 planting), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d' Avola, Grenache, Mataro and Muscat Blanc. The Kay's winemaking philosophy is to make rich full-bodied fruit-driven wines (using the original Open Fermenters and Basket Press) with a mix of small and medium oak cask maturation." - Kay Brothers

"A traditional winery with a rich history and just over 20ha of priceless old vines; while the white wines have been variable, the red and fortified wines can be very good. Of particular interest is Block 6 Shiraz, made from 120+-year-old vines; both vines and wines are going from strength to strength" - James Halliday